Srinagar: The India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) is organising an interfaith dialogue on “The Role of Ulema in Fostering a Culture of Interfaith Peace and Social Harmony in India and Indonesia” at the India Islamic Cultural Centre on November 29.
According to a statement, the Ulemas play a very important role in the Islamic society and the objective of the discussion was to bring together Indian and Indonesian Ulema and scholars who could take forward the cooperation to promote tolerance, harmony and peaceful coexistence, and counter violent extremism and radicalisation.
The statement said that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia Mohammad Mahfud would be the chief guests and deliver the opening address and the keynote address as well as the closing remarks, which would be open to the media.
It said that the event would have three sessions: “Session I will be on Islam: Continuity and Change, Session II will be on Harmonising Inter-Faith Society: Practice and Session III regarding Experience would be on Countering Radicalisation and Extremism in India and Indonesia.”
The statement said that there would also be an interaction between the Indonesian Ulema delegation and leaders from other faiths and that a joint press release would be issued at the end of the event by the two sides.
Mahfud is visiting India at the invitation of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval from November 28 to December 1,the statement said.